Indian Jets violate Pakistani Airspace


ISLAMABAD : Indian Fighter Jets violated Pakistani airspace a little before 11 AM on Tuesday, Geo News reported.

Indian Fighter Jets violated Pakistani airispace on Tuesday at 10:41 AM, flying withing Pakistani territory for a little over a minute near Head Sulemanki, approximately 170 kilometers from Lahore.

Following the violation, Pakistan Fighters scrambled in response, following which the Indian Aircraft retreated back to Indian Airspace.


Exercise Azm-e-Nau 4 under way at National Defence University

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani hosted Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff for discussions during Army War Game (Exercise Azm-e-Nau 4), which is currently underway at the National Defence University, Islamabad.


This Army War Game is the culmination of the series of such exercises and aims at validation and crystallization of operational plans prepared in view of the emerging threat environment, said an ISPR press release issued here on Monday.Operational plans of Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy are also being finalised in close coordination with the Army. The War Game will continue for two weeks.

Exclusive: Pakistan expresses interest in non-nuclear EMP weapons technology

by Zaki Khalid
[Terminal X Report]

Well-informed sources say that Pakistani security officials have expressed interest in the research and development of non-nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapons.

Sources privy to the development had earlier shared that a panel of Chinese and Russian experts had met in Moscow to discuss means of collaborating for a giant Asian EMP-shield (‘umbrella‘) that would protect regional airspace, particularly that of Russia and China, from intruding systems.

In this context, Pakistani officials expressed their interest. It is expected that as previously, Pakistan will approach its counterparts in China to map a possible joint R & D venture.


CM-400AKG, tough job for Indian Navy

China has developed a hypersonic Aircraft carrier killer missile and has been deployed by the PAF.
The missile has been described as the PAF’s Hypersonic ‘Carrier Killer Missile’
Pakistan has deployed a new hypersonic long-range air-launched missile that officials in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have described as “a hypersonic aircraft carrier killer missile”.
The CM-400AKG is a Mach 4 plus-capable air-to-surface weapon developed in China and now in service with JF-17 fighter aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force. The weapon, designated CM-400AKG, was designed and developed in China by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and was revealed at Airshow China 2012, held in Zhuhai in November.
The CM-400AKG is now part of the operational weapon set of the PAF’s JF-17 Thunder multirole fighter. “This is a mature weapon that has been fully tested. It is not conceptual. It is in service,” Air Commodore Mahmood Khalid, PAF JF-17 Deputy Project Director stated. “The CM-400AKG is a very high-speed missile that is very tough to intercept. It hits the target at Mach 4 or above and its kinetic impact alone is enough to destroy any high-value target, like an aircraft carrier.”
The CM-400AKG first appeared, briefly, in public at last year’s Dubai Airshow, when a placard for the weapon was placed alongside a PAF JF-17 – and then removed. The weapon itself was not shown. At the time PAF personnel acknowledged it was a new Chinese-built air-to-surface stand-off missile. However, the initial assumption that it was a derivative of the C-802 anti-ship missile has proved to be very wide of the mark.
The CM-400AKG is a 400 kg solid-rocket-powered weapon that can be fitted with either a penetration or blast/fragmentation warhead. It is a fire-and-forget precision-guided weapon that can be fitted with several seeker options, which are understood to include an active radar seeker and an imaging infrared seeker with target-recognition (TR) capabilities. PAF sources say the missile can be pre-programmed with digital imagery for highly precise attacks against fixed sites in TR mode, but it can also be re-targeted in flight by using the radar seeker option.
The range of the CM-400AKG is estimated to be in the 200-250 km class(Indian navy ships will need to be at max 200km away from Pakistani coastline, to enforce an effective blockade). It is designed for use against fixed or what were described as “slow moving” targets. CASIC data indicates that after launch the CM-400AKG climbs to high altitude and terminates with a high-speed dive on the target. The PAF describes the missile’s impact velocity as “hypersonic” (> Mach 5).

Both CASIC and the PAF note that the CM-400AKG has been developed as a JF-17 Aircraft carrier killer weapon. The PAF currently has two squadrons of approximately 36 JF-17s operational.

Wali killed on a tip-off by Hakimullah supporter

Waliur Rehman Mehsud

The US State Department has disclosed that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s deputy chief Waliur Rehman was targeted and killed by a drone attack on a tip-off provided by a member of the Hakimullah Mehsud-led Taliban group.

Sparking fresh controversy by the statement, it said the US will award the informer $5 million.

According to INP, the State Department refused to disclose the name of the informer; however it has confirmed that the award will be paid. It said that anyone who provides reliable and actionable information deserves the award under the justice programme.

According to media reports, there are serious differences between Waliur Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud groups of the TTP. These two groups are opposing each other and the person who provided information about the presence of Rehman belongs to the Hakimullah group.

Khan Syed alias Sajan has succeeded Rehman and the Shoaib Khel tribe of the Mehsud group has welcomed his appointment.

PAF suspends “Air Force Development Plan 2025,” says report

ISLAMABAD: Due to financial constraints and non release of funds by the federal government, the Pakistan Air force (PAF) has suspended its up gradation and development plan called “Air Force Development Plan 2025,” says a report of the Senate’s standing committee on defence Thursday.

The committee quoted Air Chief marshal Tahir Rafique in its report, who, it said, told the committee members during its recent visit to the air headquarters that the AFDP 2025 programme was launched in 2003/04 by former president Pervez Musharraf aimed at making it at par with modern air forces of the world.

He said under the plan, the PAF received money by the federal government till 2007.

“After 2007 PAF did not get a penny from federal government and had to shelve the plan,” the air chief was quoted as saying in the report by its Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed.

The report further said that due to suspension of the development plan, PAF had to close number of projects which have affected the overall up gradation in the country including air bases, jets and other facilities.

The report also quoted air chief as saying that the PAF was also not given full share in the defence budget and it received only 60 per cent of the whole budget allocated for PAF.

Indigenously-built warship commissioned by Pakistan



A ceremony for the commissioning of fourth F-22P ship PNS ASLAT, indigenously built at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, was held Wednesday.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila was the chief guest of the ceremony, which was attended by high ranking officials and dignitaries from China and Pakistan, including Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Liu Jian and the vice president China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

The commissioning of the PNS ASLAT and its handing over to Pakistan Navy fleet culminated the 2005 contract signed for the construction of three F-22P ships in China and the transfer of technology for indigenous construction of the fourth ship at the Karachi Shipyard.

The timely and successful delivery of all ships, including the indigenously built fourth ship, speaks volumes of cooperation and commitment between the CSTC/HZ Shipyard, the Karachi Shipyard and the Naval Headquarters.

The PNS ASLAT is fitted with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, which makes it a highly potent warship capable of operating under multi-threat environments.

Inclusion of this unit in Pakistan Navy’s Destroyer Squadron will further strengthen and augment its capabilities to defend sea frontiers.

The chief guest congratulated all those who participated in the project, especially the workers and the management of the KSEW as well as the Chinese engineers and technicians for their support, cooperation and untiring efforts.

Construction of the PNS ASLAT has certainly enhanced the capabilities of the Karachi Shipyard in the indigenous construction of warships.

Construction of warship and other platforms like Fast Attack Craft (Missile),

Small Tanker cum Utility Ships, Tugs, etc at the Karachi Shipyard reflects the indigenisation policy of the government, especially in attaining self-reliance in defence capabilities.